Global Crisis

The Trump Administration Just Quit the Global Migration Pact

Dec 04, 2017

This weekend, the Trump Administration abruptly announced its decision to walk away from the Global Compact on Migration.

The U.S. Must Help Protect the Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar

Oct 20, 2017

After Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda—after the Holocaust—how is it possible that we are again witnessing ethnic cleansing?

Why One California Lawyer Returned to Greece to Help Refugees

Oct 11, 2017

“I had never met a Syrian, Iraqi or Afghan person before,” said Paula Kasler, a northern California-based lawyer.

Refugee Ceiling, Muslim Ban 3.0 and the Supreme Court

Sep 28, 2017

It’s been a busy few days for those fighting to keep America a welcoming country. Here's what you need to know and how you can take action.

HIAS Calls Trump Administration’s Refugee Ceiling Shameful

Sep 27, 2017

By setting the refugee number this low, this administration is betraying the commitments we made after World War II to ensure that the world never again turns its back on innocent people seeking safety.

OP-ED: President Trump’s Dangerous Falsehoods on Refugees at the United Nations

Sep 20, 2017

“The notion that America would somehow be doing a greater service to refugees by resettling symptomatic of how this White House views refugees: as threats, not assets.”

LISTEN: Rabbi Jennie Rosenn on the Global Torah Podcast

Sep 14, 2017

Global Torah, a joint project of OLAM and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, explores Jewish approaches to international development and global service.

VIDEO: A Brief History Of The Presidential Determination

Aug 07, 2017

In the next few weeks, President Trump will announce the Presidential Determination for 2018. Learn why refugee supporters are pushing for a PD of at least 75,000 refugees.

HIAS, JFCS East Bay Talk Refugees at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Jul 25, 2017

On July 22, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield joined Amy Weiss, Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay's director of refugee and immigrant services, and Syrian activist Subhi Nahas for a panel discussion as part of the 37th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

HIAS Has A Vision For Refugee Protection In Greece, Says New Country Director

Jul 24, 2017

“HIAS has a vision in Greece,” says country director Vassilis Kerasiotis, “to offer holistic legal services to refugees and asylum seekers.”